Camden County 4-H Member Attends International Leadership Conference In Ireland

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Scarlett Kinsey was one of 10 high school students from New Jersey to attend the leadership conference in Ireland. Photo credit: Camden County.

By: SNJ Today Staff

HADDONFIELD, N.J. – Scarlett Kinsey of Haddonfield and a junior at Haddonfield Memorial High School was one of 10 New Jersey 4-H members who attended the 2019 International Leadership for Life Conference at National University of Ireland in Maynooth, Ireland, from July 29 to August 2.

Camden County Freeholder Jeffery Nash acknowledged the youths’ leadership in a statement.

“The Freeholder Board is extremely proud of the young leaders participating in 4-H and their extraordinary representation of Camden County and our community,” Nash said. “We’re excited to see how these incredible young people put their skills and talents to work for the betterment of themselves and those around them.”

Hosted by Foróige, a youth development organization in Ireland, the Leadership for Life Conference, now in its 11th year, is held annually and is one of the highlights of the Foróige program. The conference involves 250 high school age young people from Ireland, India, and the United States. 

Attendees participated in one of three modules of the Leadership for Life Program while at the conference and engaged in over 15 hours of leadership workshops and heard from guest speakers who shared their personal leadership journey and inspired them to achieve their goals.

New Jersey 4-H members completed the Advanced Leadership Module of Foróige’s Leadership for Life Program while at the conference. The delegates will now plan and conduct a service project in an effort to positively impact their local communities.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension. For more information about the Camden County 4-H Program, contact Sharon Kinsey at (856) 216-7130 ext. 2 or sbkinsey@njaes.rutgers.edu



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